>Venus Withdraws from US Open Due to Illness

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After a great first round match, Venus Williams today withdrew from the US Open due to a recent illness diagnosis.  Williams found our recently that she suffers from Sjogren’s Syndrome.  The autoimmune illness affects energy levels and causes joint pain and fatigue.

Williams missed two tournaments this summer as she wasn’t feeling well.  She plans to return to the court soon now that she has a diagnosis and now knows how to manage the illness.

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